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Kanji Information Sheet for 一  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 一 (いち) – one
Henshall Mnemonic: one finger
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #2 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [いち]
    (num) one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [ひとつ]
    (n) one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちがつ]
    (n-adv) January   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おととい]
    (n-adv,n-t) day before yesterday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おととし]
    (n-adv,n-t) year before last   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしょ]
    (adv,n) together; meeting; company   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとり]
    (n) one person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちにち]
    (n) (1) one day; (2) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ついたち]
    (n) (1) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちばん]
    (n-adv) (1) best; first; number one; (2) game; round; bout; fall; event (in a meet)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅういちがつ]
    (n-adv) November   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [いっしょうけんめい]
    (adj-na,n-adv,n) very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちど]
    (n-adv) once; one time; on one occasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっぱい]
    (adj-na,adv,n) (1) cup of ..; drink; (2) full; (3) to the utmost; up to (one's income); a lot of; much   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [いっか]
    (n) a house; a home; a family; a household; one's family; one's folks; a style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとこと]
    (n) single word   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちじ]
    (n-adv,n) one hour; short time; once; a time; temporarily; at one time; twelfth part of a day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしゅ]
    (adv,n) species; kind; variety   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしゅん]
    (n-adv,n-t) moment; instant   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとりひとり]
    (n-t) one by one; each; one at a time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしょう]
    (n-adv,n-t) whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっそう]
    (n-adv,n) much more; still more; all the more   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いったい]
    (adv,n) (1) one object; one body; (2) what on earth?; really?; (3) generally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっち]
    (n,vs) (1) coincidence; agreement; union; match; (2) conformity; consistency; (3) cooperation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • に   [いちどに]
    (adv) all at once   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      • つ   [ひとつひとつ]
        (n) one-by-one; separately; in detail   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • り   [ひとにぎり]
        (adj-no,n) handful; small handful   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちい]
        (n) first place; first rank; unit's position   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひゃくじゅうきゅうばん]
        ambulance and fire brigade emergency tel. no. (in Japan)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちいん]
        (n) person; member   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちいん]
        (n) cause   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちえん]
        (adv,n) whole district; one yen; throughout   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちおく]
        (n) 100,000,000; one hundred million   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっか]
        (n,vs) passing away   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかい]
        (adj-no,n) mere; only a ..   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかい]
        (n-adv) once; one time; one time; one round; one game; one bout; one heat; one inning   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • り   [ひとまわり]
        (n-adv) one turn; one round   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかい]
        (n) one floor; first floor   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかく]
        (n) corner; section; point; one narwhal; apparently   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかん]
        (n) link   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっかん]
        (n) (1) consistency; coherence; integration; (2) one kan (8.333 lbs)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちがん]
        (n) lump; (into) one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっきいちゆう]
        (n) now rejoice, now worry; alternate hope and fear; mixed blessings; joys and sorrows   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちご]
        (n) (1) one's life time; lifetime; (2) term; half-year; quarter   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • に   [いっきに]
        (adv) at once; at a breath (stroke, sitting)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • ち   [いっきうち]
        (n) personal combat   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちぎ]
        (n) (1) reason; principle; meaning; (2) first meaning; first principle; first consideration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっきゅう]
        (adj-na,n) one grade; first-class; primary   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっきょ]
        (n-adv,n) one effort; one action   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっきょく]
        (n) one game (checkers, etc.)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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      The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

      NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

      The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

      Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

      The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

      If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.